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10 Tips to Help First-Year Attorneys Cope With Stress While Working from Home

Jay Harrington | Many of this year’s new associate attorneys are working from home, without the traditional safety nets. Here are 10 tips for coping with stress and staying resilient.

Jay Harrington - November 11, 2020
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Knowing Is Half the Battle: Pro Tips for Your First Assignment as an Associate

Meyling Ly Ortiz | Here are a few questions to consider asking when you get your first assignment. (Or any assignment!)

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - November 9, 2020
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5 Takeaways From the First-Ever Lawyer + Mom + Owner Summit

Kelli Proia | Diverse voices, shared experiences. Takeaways from a new kind of conference focused on the unique challenges women lawyers and lawyer moms face as business owners.

Kelli Proia - November 6, 2020
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Leading Remote Teams: Tips for Improving Effectiveness

Mark Beese | I predict that remote teams are here to stay, at least in some form. In turn, leaders will need to learn how to effectively lead interdependent, yet physically dispersed teams.

Mark Beese - October 19, 2020
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The Ikigai Diagram Will Guide You Out of This Mess

Analog Attorney | Ikigai is a Japanese career-assessment tool to help you find purpose and focus. It works. Right now, in the 87th month of 2020, you need it.

Bull Garlington - October 16, 2020
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The Power of List Making

New Column | Meyling Ly, Managing Counsel of Employment at Toyota Motor North America, shares career advice for young lawyers, starting with using the "Done-List" to show your value.

Meyling "Mey" Ly Ortiz - September 8, 2020
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Lawyers Suck at Listening: Three Ways to Turn It Around

Oh, don’t act so shocked. You know it’s true. Even if you’re an exceptionally sensitive lawyer, you’re still stuck dealing with other lawyers. And you’re not exactly a fan of being cut off, condescended to and treated as though your time isn’t ...

Annie Little - August 27, 2020
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Votes for Women: Celebrating With 100 Recipes for 100 Years

“The Nineteenth Amendment Centennial Cookbook" celebrates the spirit of the suffragists, who published cookbooks to raise money to support their cause.

Joan Feldman - August 26, 2020
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Was Law School Worth It?

Accounts from 10 lawyers. Some who have no regrets about getting a law degree, and others who aren’t so sure if law school was worth it.

Annie Little - August 25, 2020
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How Dungeons & Dragons Can Make You a Better Lawyer

Dungeons & Dragons can be more than a tabletop role-playing game of hobbits, wizards and elves — it could also be some of the best soft skills training. I know, it’s insane. But stay with me, because I’m serious.

Bull Garlington - August 17, 2020